I think Cap needs to add Beastie Boys to his list
can we just take a second to talk about robet’s chair? i’m laughing so hard i can’t
Seen some posts on the importance of Gottlieb and Newt as disabled folks in an action film saving the world and yes very good!
But can we please please not forgot that Stacker is also disabled and a very important character too? Disabled black men in a position of respect are a rare sight in film and ignoring him in favour of the white men is really gross.
Alright, let me just say this : Europe is not your all-white wet dream.
England is not white, France is not white, Germany is not white, Norway is not fucking white. There are POC living in these countries, ones who just immigrated five years ago, ones who have been there since childhood, ones who were born there, ones whose families have been living there for more than a century or even since the middle ages. So please put a stop to the ‘movie takes place in Germany/Norway/Denmark so there should be only white people argument’ : it is false, it is misinformed, and it is racist.
Laverne Cox and her mother on stage at the 2014 GLAAD Media Awards. Laverne was honored with this year’s Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given to an openly LGBT member of the entertainment or media community for his or her work toward eliminating discrimination against the LGBT community. Previous winners include Ellen DeGeneres, Chaz Bono and Wanda Sykes. Image source
i can’t believe i’m having to say this, but, when disabled roles are given to abled actors, you not only rob us of the very small pool of available roles in which we then have [sickeningly] to battle each other over - as opposed to abled roles for abled actors, who already have an enormous amount of opportunities in which to explore - but you enforce the idea that abled people are better suited, or have the right, to speak for - and over - disabled people, thereby upholding the systematic and continual silencing of disabled people that has occurred for centuries.
if you do not understand why abled actors portraying disabled people is a problem, or defend abled actors playing disabled people, or even dismiss the need for disabled actors and disabled characters altogether, then you, too, are contributing to the silencing of disabled people; you are attempting to slowly and continuously keep removing us from society’s image - unless it is to bolster your own sense of self worth at the expense of ours - and you need to know that that is an act of violence against disabled people.
Im all for girls drawing and writing self indulgent bullshit, especially considering about 97% of the media around today is just men writing and drawing self indulgent bullshit